This enthusiastic Vikings fan has glorious dance moves

Look, we’re all happy that football’s back in our lives, even if it’s in preseason form. Some folks are happier than others though, like at Friday’s Vikings-Seahawks game, where this group of Vikings and Seahawks fans flaunted their stuff for the camera. There’s an obvious No. 1 dancer among these fans, but first I want to give some honorable mentions.

In the team’s 20-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, running back Andre Ellington led the team with four receptions. Brittan Golden caught a 26-yard pass in the game, the only reception for the Cardinals that netted more than 15 yards.

Much of the problem for Arizona has been a rash of injuries for the team’s receivers. Chad Williams, Aaron Dobson, Golden, and John Brown have all missed time and Arizona may sign a new receiver due to a combination of the injuries and lackluster performance from the receivers.

“We’ll look around, see who is available,” Arians said.

If new receivers are added to the mix, it could mean the end of the road for at least one Cardinals receiver.

“They’ve been warned,” Arians said.

With less than four weeks until the regular season opener, the Cardinals receivers have been put on notice. Start impressing Arians soon or it’ll be time to find another job.

Bennett wants other to join in on the protest, he told ESPN on Wednesday. “Because when you bring somebody who doesn’t have to be a part of [the] conversation making himself vulnerable in front of it, I think when that happens, things will really take a jump.”

A few hours before the game, Michael’s brother, Martellus, posted his first political cartoon in honor the NFL players sitting during the anthem. He specifically mentioned his brother as an inspiration for the illustration.


Charles Woodson changed the way the NFL thinks about defensive backs

It was over and Charles Woodson was ready to ride the game bus for the final time. He exited Arrowhead Stadium and found his family, chatted with them, gave hearty hugs, took warm pictures and then turned and looked for his final Oakland Raiders ride. It was over and on this final day, everything that he had routinely done for nearly two decades in professional football became moments to instantly memorialize. OK, got to the stadium … completed warm-ups … absorbed everything at halftime … played the rest of the game … shook hands … surveyed the crowd …

All of it a snapshot, yet a blur for Charles Woodson.

Washington: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
Washington’s run to the playoffs has been done with a defense that ranks near the bottom of the league against the run. Clark, who can play over the nose, is a powerhouse against the run.

Houston Texans: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
It seems a little cliché to give Texans quarterback Christian Hackenberg of Penn State. The fit works, but he hasn’t played like a first-round pick in a couple years. Wentz is similar in many ways to Lynch, but doesn’t get the fanfare because of where he plays.

Seattle Seahawks: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
Russell Okung is a free agent after the season, and if he happens to leave Spriggs would be a solid replacement. He’s an athletic left tackle who will undoubtedly rise during the offseason process.

New York Jets: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
The only running back under contract for the Jets next season is Zac Stacy, who is currently on injured reserve. Elliott is an instant-impact running back when he’s given the opportunity, which he strangely didn’t get enough at Ohio State.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
Pittsburgh still needs to find talent in the secondary, and White is easily the best cornerback available. He offers good length and playmaking at the position.

This may have been one of the weirdest seasons ever, but it has resulted in an eclectic and unpredictable playoff field that should make January weekends a lot of fun.